A study of titanium elastic nailing system in paediatric femur fractures
Keywords:Femur, fracture, titanium, nailing
Introduction: Treatment of fracture as such at all age groups has revolutionized today along with rapid development in bioengineering science. This has altogether changed the approach towards treatment of fractures keeping basic principles like stable, clinical and radiological union with rapid mobilization of adjacent joints. The newer techniques facilitate all these goals.In this study we have selected fracture shaft of femur in children aged between 5 to15 years treated using multiple flexible titanium elastic nails. The aim is to study the morphology of diaphyseal fracture of femur in paediatric age group and to access the outcome/results and complications of treatment of these fractures using titanium elastic nail fixation. Material and methods: The method used for fracture fixation was closed reduction & internal fixation using Titanium Elastic Nailing System.. Femur was the involved bone under study. Observation and results: In this study 35 patients with fracture shaft femur aged between 5 to 15 years were treated with Titanium Elastic Nailing System. Conclusion: We recommend that elastic stable Titanium Elastic Nailing System may be a good choice for the treatment of femoral shaft fractures in skeletally immature patients in need of surgical stabilization. Titanium Elastic Nailing System is a minimally invasive technique requiring a small incision, leading to good callus formation, early mobilization, and full recovery of function with minimal complications.
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